With the holiday season at an end, most of us are full swing into resolutions and promises to treat our bodies to some healthier, more nutritious food. Mondays Plant Café is a health-focused and casual restaurant offering some reimagined versions of comfort food classics since 2021. Whether you’re in the mood for a burrito bowl or a decant peanut butter brownie, Mondays have plenty of offerings that will leave you convinced incorporating wholesome fruits and veggies into your diet doesn’t have to feel like a chore.
Adding to the sprawling lineup of worthwhile restaurants in the vibrant community of Bridgeland, Mondays Plant Café has been drawing in both Calgary’s long-time health food gurus, dedicated vegans, and newbies who are looking to add fresh, plant-based fare to their lifestyles. There is hardly a better time than the New Year to step inside the café and treat yourself to food that is nourishing for the mind, body, and – of course – tastebuds.
Combining the aesthetics of a third wave coffee shop and modern restaurant, the interior of Mondays Plant Café is a perfect balance of minimalist and cosy with intimate seating options and ample lighting. Long communal tables offer the perfect gathering place for larger groups while single armchairs offer solo diners a place to settle in among the corners lined with windows and houseplants. Whether you enjoy your food with company, a good book, or while catching up on some work, Mondays will provide the perfect environment while offering up some of the best raw and plant-based food in Calgary.
In addition to a full café menu of heartwarming coffee and tea-based drinks, the food at Mondays is among some of the brightest, freshest, and most colourful to be found in the city. One of the crowd’s favourites is the rainbow Pad Thai, made with spiralized zucchini, purple cabbage, and a savoury yet tangy peanut sauce. This dish is the perfect homage to traditional Thai flavours with a raw, vegan twist. The raw lasagna, made with in-house cashew ricotta cheese, is a must-try for lovers of classical Italian fare who want to skip the lethargy that comes with a copious amount of pasta.
Everything on the menu at Mondays Plant Café is a creative reimagining of some of our favourite comfort dishes, brimming with fresh ingredients and invigorating flavours. Those who appreciate a good dessert will also be delighted to learn that Mondays offers a delectable menu of sweets ranging from rich, gooey brownies to raspberry snickerdoodles. And, if you are looking to celebrate a special occasion anytime soon but have opted to cut out processed sugars in 2024, the baking team at Mondays is happy to offer healthy and delicious customizable treats for any event.
The cosy café setting on Mondays is reason enough to stop by, but if the limited seating is occupied or leaving the house is undesirable (especially in the middle of a frigid cold snap), the full menu is available for delivery to most of Calgary – including their soups which are always seasonally rotating. In fact, most Calgarians can agree that there is little better than a bowl of warm soup on a chilly day. So, whether you’ve paid a visit to the café in person or opted for delivery while relaxing at home, you will leave your experience at Mondays with the understanding that healthy, raw food is far from boring.